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ERIC Number: ED567110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
A Brief Overview of the History of Education in Poland
Charzynska, Katarzyna; Anczewska, Marta; Switaj, Piotr
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Jun 12-15, 2012)
Poland's complex history strongly influenced the development of educational system. Together with the Catholic church, formal and informal education helped to preserve national identity and prepare society for future independence during the partition period. In the communist era, education was the chief mode of restructuring the society and improving the social mobility of the hitherto unprivileged workers. The postcommunist era brought an extensive debate over the goals of restructuring the socio-political system. The goal of this paper is to share with the readers some ideas about the past and the present of the Polish educational system in order to point out that the reform of it is still a continuous process aiming to find out the optimal way for individuals' holistic development. The authors, who are mental health care providers, put also to the spotlight some examples of mental health education in Poland. [For complete volume, see ED567040.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland